The Pellicano D’oro is located approximately 20 minutes (by car) from the Olbia airport, and 15 minutes from Olbia town.
Arrival; Check-in went quick and easy. We were greeted by friendly service mined staff at the reception. They were always helpful with restaurant / taxi orders and other recommendations during our stay. And they where always smiling at you ☺
The hotel is split into two buildings; one is located on the beach side (suites, restaurant.), and the other one (the reception and the pool for example) is located on the other side of the road. If you prefer sea view, as we do, you will have to pay for en upgrade to get the beach side of the hotel. The rooms on the other side of the road has limited view; some might see the ocean, and beautiful mountains in the horizon…but most rooms faces the street / backyard. Our hotel room on the beachside was quite small and cramped. But it was clean and tidy with good air-condition. The view from our room had to be enjoyed outside the door on a narrow “hallway”, no private balcony. But some rooms have a really nice view with private balconies, and I would say it is worth the extra cost.
The atmosphere at the hotel is nice and relaxed. You’ll find a good combination of families and couples (all ages). If you prefer a lively and festive atmosphere, this is not the place for you.
Beach / Pool
Pellicano D’Oro is located directly on the beach, with a small private stretch of beach with sun loungers and umbrellas. The rest of the beach is public and at times quite crowded with lively families. You will definitely appreciate the hotels private beach when you see how crowed the other public area gets during the day. The private beach area is in my opinion the hotel biggest advantage. They also have a lifeguard who is very attentive and helpful with sun loungers , umbrellas and towels. Note; the white sun loungers you see on the lawn on the beachfront, (see the hotel pictures on top) is only available for guest in junior suites. The beach it self is nice; Clear emerald green sea, and clean, soft sand. There are some rocky parts in the sea, but this is not a big problem.
The pool is located in the building on the other side of the street, (not on the beachside), It is quite small and shaded. Nice sun loungers. It was not as widely used.
We had a bad start with the hotel restaurant unfortunately; we arrived late in the evening, and where accompanied down to the restaurant by the receptionist at 9.30 PM to catch a quick dinner before the kitchen closed at 10 PM. We got a good table, some water and the menus were handed out…but then nobody would take our orders! They sort of looked straight through us…..but at 22.10 PM (yes…40 minutes later) one waiter came over and told us the kitchen closed 10 minutes ago..! He could offer us a shrimp appetizer or some sort of vegetarian dish. ( I am sorry…but that did not do it for me after 40 minutes waiting and traveling for 10 hours) Another couple, who arrived at the restaurant 10 minutes later than us, got to order though…?! Well, this was not the start we were hoping for! After this incidence, we went back to the girls in the resection and they did their very best to help us, and recommended a small pizza place nearby, and offered to drive us. The management should tank them, - they made all the difference.
There are not many restaurant alternatives in the area unfortunately, - big disadvantage!
With that said, the pizza at “Mascarpoti“ was lovely!
The breakfast at the hotel restaurant was decent. Bread, croissants, butter, jam, cheese, ham. boiled eggs, fruit, yoghurt, and cereal were available at the buffet. Fried / scrambled eggs could be ordered for no extra cost. Good coffee and friendly staff.
Lunch: They serve really good lunch. Pasta, plenty of fresh salads and some different alternatives from the grill. (meat, chicken). And good Italian wines off course! The only thing; we found the portions to be rather small. Prices; between12 – 18 Euros pr dish.
Dinner; We choose not to eat dinner at the hotel after our little incident, but we heard from others it was nice. Good wine. (Quite expensive though).
There aren’t many restaurants nearby the hotel, so you will have to take a taxi to Olbia to get a decent dinner (if you choose not to eat at the hotel). But please be aware of the taxi prices…it is not cheap to get around. In Olbia we found several nice restaurants and an more lively atmosphere.
The island of Sardinia is absolutely beautiful, - will definitely go back.
Went in August 2013.
Loved the private beach at the hotel…. But we would prefer to have more restaurant options in walking distance to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pelican Beach Resort & SPA - Adults Only with guestrooms just a few meters from the sea, is set in the north-east coast of Sardinia just a few steps from the famous Costa Smeralda. This romantic beach property is a place where the care of each guest comes directly from the heart. The Resort could not be more perfectly situated. It is one of the few resorts in Sardinia located directly on a white sandy beach with crystal clear water. 67 guestrooms, two properties, the Pelican Villa on the sea front with direct access to the beach and Garden Fitness & SPA, behind, at 60 meters from the beach. The service at the beach with sunbeds, parasols and towels is included in the daily rate. Moreover: SPA and relaxation area, outdoor swimming pool, open-air Jacuzzi, fitness area with sea view, garage (on request, extra charge). The Pelican Beach Restaurant with terrace and an amazing sea view, lets guests enjoy the authentic and fresh Mediterranean cuisine. The Pelican Beach Resort & SPA - Adults Only with its warm, friendly service and magical location is a true seafront oasis in Sardinia. ... more less
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